Corregidora Cover


By Gayl Jones; Deborah E. McDowell (Editor)

Beacon Press, Paperback, 9780807063156, 192pp.

Publication Date: February 15, 1987


Here is Gayl Jones's classic novel, the tale of blues singer Ursa, consumed by her hatred of the nineteenth-century slave master who fathered both her grandmother and mother.

About the Author
Gayl Joneswas born in Kentucky in 1949. She attended Connecticut College and Brown University; she has taught at Wellesley and the University of Michigan. Her books include"Corregidora, Eva's Man, White Rat, Song for Anninho, "and"Liberating Voices: Oral Tradition in African American Literature.""

Praise For Corregidora

Corregidora is the most brutally honest and painful revelation of what has occurred, and is occurring, in the souls of Black men and women. -James Baldwin